I have e-mailed in a comment about this to MF several times but it keeps bouncing back to me as misdirected or undeliverable. Here is what I said:I see the advertisements for Stocks 2008, and I have a comment about Stocks 2007. I compiled a list of the recommended stocks and tracked them throughout the year. I see a return, from the beginning of 2007 through the present, of -16%. I'm sure this could be off by some amount, since I only tracked stock prices. I'm sure there are some dividends not accounted for. I set up a dummy portfolio with $10,000 invested in each of 14 recommendations. (I'm not certain that I didn't miss one or more recommendations - there could have been more than 14; I don't remember if I left any out.) With commissions to buy of $6.95 on each, there is a total cost basis of $140,100.34. Value today is showing $117,240.11. I'm not writing to quibble over exact amounts, but I do not see that these recommendations, taken together, have worked out to be profitable investment ideas. Is there something important I have missed? Have others commented on this? It does not inspire confidence in MF recommendations, unfortunately, and I thought maybe there would be some comment, possibly of explanation, or maybe just a general comment returned to me.
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